At the beginning of the 1920s, the brothers of the opposite Lehen-farmer realised that a small guesthouse with a bar for drinking and resting would make village life in Inneralpbach flourish. It took a little time, but in the end, this idea was put into practice.
In 1924 the Wiedersbergerhorn was built on a greenfield site.
In 1959 Mrs. Julie Moser fulfilled her most ardent wish and purchased the Hornhaus from the Lehen -farmers. From then on, she lovingly looked after the physical well-being of the guests and also provided them with food and drink.
In 1979 Julie Moser handed over the inn to her nephew Koni Mayer after exactly 20 years. Koni Mayer had already been employed at the Romantikhotel Böglerhof in Alpbach for 48 seasons. With the takeover of the famous Wiedersbergerhorn, he was finally able to fulfil his dream of independence.
In 1980 the Wiedersbergerhorn was extended and rebuilt on a larger scale. In the course of this a contemporary restaurant was created which was equipped with a modern gastro-kitchen and a spacious bar area. In addition, 8 rooms with shower/WC were created and in the basement of the inn the first sports shop of Inneralpbach was located.
Due to his many years of work at the Hotel Böglerhof in Alpbach, Kony Mayer enjoyed a great reputation – far beyond Alpbach’s borders. From then on, many guests came to him in his Wiedersbergerhorn “Hornhaus” and enjoyed the cosy atmosphere as well as the perfect hospitality.
1988 Conny’s Sport needed more space and moved to a building in the neighbourhood. This came at just the right time for Koni Mayer, as he had long been working on another milestone in his entrepreneurial career. He built the Beisl Pub instead of the sports shop, which later became the most popular pub far and wide.
In 1994 Markus Cia, Koni Mayer’s nephew, finally took over the operation of the Wiedersbergerhorn. The takeover by Markus was no accident, as he was already a highly trained top chef at that time. Of course, this did not escape Koni Mayer’s notice and that is why Markus was the ideal successor for Koni. With Markus Cia, the further development of the menu was also introduced. Which may sound ridiculous today, but back then the mozzarella pasta created by Markus was the absolute highlight of the “modern” cuisine for many regular guests, which was even available until late at night in the Beisl Pub and can still be found on Conny’s menu today.
In 2005 on the initiative of Markus Cia, with the full support of Koni Mayer, the major renovation of the Wiedersbergerhorn Inn took place. The further development to a 4-star hotel in Alpbach with an al la carte restaurant and wellness area was the logical consequence to stay on the pulse of time. A total of 31 contemporary rooms, a modern gastro-kitchen, a bar as well as the necessary reception and lobby were created. The attractive wellness area was finally installed in the basement in place of the legendary Horn Beisl. The Beisl Pub was sorely missed by many for a long time, but at that time there was no other way to create the space needed for a wellness area in a 4-star hotel in Alpbach.
In 2019 after years of good cooperation with the Galtenberg Resort, the Hotel Wiedersbergerhorn was connected underground. Since then, all hotel guests can also make use of the infrastructure of the Galtenberg Resort.
2020 saw a further milestone. Despite the Corona crisis, the decision was made to continue the planned investments. The oldest part of the Hornhaus was completely demolished in April 2020. As a result, a new building was constructed, with contemporary rooms and suites on the upper floors. On the ground floor, the new original Tyrolean inn finds its place. The a la carte restaurant in Alpbach combines several cosy parlours, a bar with regulars’ table, a special “Chefs Table” in the direct vicinity of the modern front cooking area, a separate wine experience room, a seminar and multi-purpose room as well as a terrace with playground. There is also an indoor children’s playroom and a family bowling alley. Access to the Tyrolean Inn is barrier-free directly from the car park via a lift. No expense or effort has been spared to create an original Tyrolean inn experience gastronomy, on the current state of the art, for all Alpbachers and their guests.
In memory of the great gastro-pioneer Koni Mayer (1934-2012) it was our aim to create a contemporary Tyrolean inn with modern components for Alpbach again today. Exactly the way Koni Mayer once showed us and demonstrated to us as a successful Alpbach gastronome.
Even in Koni Mayer’s times, guests were often heard to say: “Let’s go to the Hornhaus”, but much more often it was also said: “Let’s go to Koni”. For this reason, and due to modern times, the name “Connys” was created for the new Original Tyrolean Inn in Alpbach.
The combination of tradition and modernity can be felt everywhere, especially here in Alpbach, and is something very special today, due to the unique Alpbach building regulations. Alpbach and its feeling for tradition and the also necessary modern influences are the benchmark for many other places and so many look enviously at our cosy and by no means touristy Tyrolean mountain village, with always more inhabitants than guest beds.
We look forward to welcoming you to Conny’s Original Tiroler Wirtshaus in Alpbach!
Markus Cia and the Connys Team